1824 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

James Beattie

Thomas Frognall Dibdin, in Library Companion (1824; 1825) 2:743n.



"Lives there the man," who has a heart to feel, and an understanding to appreciate, who does not even hug the Minstrel, of Beattie?! Most sweet and soothing and instructive is that thoroughly picturesque and sentimental poem, throughout: while the stanza exhibits one of the happiest of modern attempts at those of the Spencerian structure.